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The field of user Experience (UX) Design is ever evolving-- and with this evolution comes new design tools, techniques and strategies. As the first course of the UX Design Certificate, Principles of User Experience is an introduction to the science behind UX design, illustrating the breadth of the field that extends well beyond the web and demonstrating the strict research methodologies that support it. Understand the principles of Human Factors and User Interface Design, including theories of human-computer interaction, and design principles and standards. In this e Principles of UX course, you will also focus on user- and task-analysis (framing, establishing goals), field research methods (observation, interviewing, testing, documentation of personas, budgeting), usability testing and the UX process (task models user journeys, content requirements, wireframes), and more.

What You Will Learn:

  • Human Factors and User Interface Design.
  • Applied theories of human-computer interaction.
  • Graphic art and visual design principles and standards for UX.
  • User Analysis and Research.
  • User and task analysis. 
  • Field research methods.
  • Usability testing and the UX process.

Note: Students should have the latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud. While not required, online students are encouraged to utilize subscription to LinkedIn Learning as a supplement to the course.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department at

For academic prerequisites, visit the main certificate page at

Course Number: ART-40638
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Front End DevelopmentUser Experience (UX) Design

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